One of the most famous personality in the world, Russian President Vladmir Putin might play in an ice hockey match at the North Pole next year. Former National Hockey League star Viacheslav Fetisov revealed this information, which was reported by rt.com.
Putin himself is known to be a hockey fanatic and Fetisov is banking on the president to support the special polar event. In order to raise awareness towards climate change, Fetisov is planning a special polar game in March or April of next year. Recently, Fetisov was named UN goodwill ambassador for the Arctic and Antarctic.
“We are counting on the Russian president to take part in the North Pole match,” Fetisov said at a press conference.
Players from other countries such as USA, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland have been confirmed for this event, according to TASS Russian News Agency.
“Apart from famous hockey players, it’s possible that we’ll invite stars from other types of sports, for example football and cricket, as well as famous people from other areas,” Fetisov said.
“It’s very important that everyone supports this initiative. In the near future it will be clear who will be taking part in this grand event, we will hear lots of famous names,” Fetisov said.
Earlier in May, Putin was seen showing off his ice hockey skills in Sochi while turning out for a Legends of Hockey team, which included former Stanley Cup winner Fetisov.
It will be interesting to see this match if Putin turns up as the temperatures at North Pole are usually between -20C and -30C in March and April.